malonic acid


noun Chemistry.

a white, crystalline, water-soluble, dibasic acid, C3H4O4, easily decomposed by heat: used chiefly as an intermediate in the synthesis of barbiturates.

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Origin of malonic acid

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for malonic acid

malonic acid
/ (məˈləʊnɪk, -ˈlɒn-) /

noun

another name for propanedioic acid

Word Origin for malonic acid

C19: from French malonique, altered form of malique; see malic acid
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Medical definitions for malonic acid

malonic acid
[ mə-lōnĭk, -lŏnik ]

n.

A white crystalline dicarboxylic acid derived from malic acid and used in the manufacture of barbiturates.
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Scientific definitions for malonic acid

malonic acid
[ mə-lōnĭk, -lŏnĭk ]

A white crystalline acid derived from malic acid and used in making barbiturates. Chemical formula: C3H4O4.
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